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Just when you think your life is rough....
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      2 comments

The major Canadian daily newspaper has been running a series this week on stress and how it affects health- seems like these folks in my home province have found a way to deal with it:
cotia/story/2010/11/03... Read more
Recap of Retraining- Week #1
Sunday, October 31, 2010      1 comments

One week down- 4 to go until my six week checkup. STRENGTH TRAINING: all lifts done BUT with 5 lb. dumbbells rather than 8's. I still feel like a wet noodle as I am slightly anemic from blood loss- will add on 2 lb. wrist weights this coming ... Read more
Saturday, October 23, 2010      3 comments

It is now 11 days since I had my hip replacement and it is time to set up a plan to gain strength, get back in shape and lose some weight. There are constraints as to what I can do - no bending of the joint beyond 90 degrees, no twisting of t... Read more
I made it!!!!
Saturday, October 16, 2010      4 comments

I got my new hip on Tuesday and came home yesterday- just 3+ days in jail:). I made it up the 25 steps to my bed and SLEPT! Today is much better, up and about with my walker and busy with exercises. What's even better is that my "nurse" is st... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving Canada- I have lots to be thankful for!
Friday, October 08, 2010      3 comments

The image is from the Windsor/West Hants annual pumpkin regatta, held Thanksgiving weekend on Lake Pesaquid in Windsor, Nova Scotia. This year over 50 entries are expecte... Read more
Slogging... and comic relief.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      1 comments

Three days of great walking in a row and this morning I woke with severe hip pain :(. I've had a date with my heating pad all day plus lots of stretching exercises, hopefully tomorrow will be back to normal. On a lighter note I just saw a ... Read more
Holding Pattern
Friday, September 17, 2010      0 comments

Not a stellar week but not a bust either: Weight remains at 138. It's not a plateau but really my indulgence in beer with a BBQ or two. With cooler weather on it's way that habit will be put to rest for the season. I managed to walk 4 days... Read more
You've got to be kidding?
Saturday, September 11, 2010      3 comments

A study just released by medical researchers in Ottawa, Ontario of 2500 participants aged 19 to 79 revealed that 3/4 of folks in Ontario are either overweight or obese and fully 1/3 suffer from high blood pressure. Rates of diabetes have risen... Read more
I wonder why?
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      1 comments

I wonder why the sleeves on women's dress shirts are so narrow- before I started lifting weights and becoming toned my flabby, droopy and fat arms slipped in with no problem- now those same shirt sleeves are tight. I don't need a bigger size, I... Read more
Day # 13
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      1 comments

A day spent on the road, lots of sitting but then a good long walk in a mall to break it up while waiting for DH to finish an appointment with a dentist. Eating :(:(:(....breakfast was an Egg McMuffin, lunch an oven roasted chicken 6" sub with m... Read more
Days # 11 and 12- Life is Back to Normal
Monday, September 06, 2010      3 comments

Hurricane Earl is toast, most folks here have power again and the tree crews are very busy. Yesterday was spent cuddling with our wee grandson and having a great visit with our kids. Little exercise and not the greatest food but who cares, we ... Read more
Day # 10- Have We Dodged a Bullet?
Saturday, September 04, 2010      2 comments

Sometime during the night Earl changed course, no longer tracking up the Bay of Fundy but opting to stay on the Atlantic side and finally came ashore near Blue Rocks, near Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. His swath was wide though so we have had copio... Read more
Waiting for Earl- Day # 9
Friday, September 03, 2010      1 comments

Tomorrow at this time we are going to be very wet and blowing in the breeze. Earl is to hit Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in the early morning with winds possibly up to 130 kph. He will head right up the Bay of Fundy, just to the west of the Annapolis... Read more
Day # 8
Thursday, September 02, 2010      3 comments

The movie "$5 a Day" was fun, Christopher Walken is always a good laugh. Today is our 4th day of mid 30C temperatures, the humidex is again above 40. I managed another 6 a.m. walk with the dog and did some watering in the garden before it sta... Read more
Days # 6 and # 7
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      1 comments

Blogging everyday is hard work- whew! It doesn't help that we are in a heat wave right now, current temperature is 34C but Environment Canada says that is feeling like 42C, that's 106 F- very strange for this time of year here in Nova Scotia. ... Read more

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